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Hosted by FIA-accredited print & TV journalists, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. On our channel, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season.

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosting an F1 fan meet-up in Mumbai (India) and the event is open to all F1 fans!
Where? Khar Social, Mumbai
When? 15th January, 5pm onward
What? Conversations, quizzes, banter & a live recording of an episode

Special guest in virtual attendance: Jehan Daruvala(India's most-successful single-seater racer & Mahindra Racing's reserve driver)

Get your F1 Pitstop access pass on Insider(full cover charge: INR 249 per person)

We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app. 

Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Join our near 40,000+ member community on Instagram.

Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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    • 4.2 • 44 Ratings

Hosted by FIA-accredited print & TV journalists, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. On our channel, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season.

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosting an F1 fan meet-up in Mumbai (India) and the event is open to all F1 fans!
Where? Khar Social, Mumbai
When? 15th January, 5pm onward
What? Conversations, quizzes, banter & a live recording of an episode

Special guest in virtual attendance: Jehan Daruvala(India's most-successful single-seater racer & Mahindra Racing's reserve driver)

Get your F1 Pitstop access pass on Insider(full cover charge: INR 249 per person)

We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app. 

Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Join our near 40,000+ member community on Instagram.

Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    F1 2023 - Early & Bold Predictions (recorded with a live audience)

    F1 2023 - Early & Bold Predictions (recorded with a live audience)

    This episode is hands down our most-special episode. We recorded our early & bold (or boldest!) predictions for the 2023 Formula 1 season...with a live audience. Yes, we engaged with some of our most-ardent listeners (who also happen to be Formula 1 fans, of course) in the real world.

    As you all know, we hosted our first-ever meet-up in the physical world in mid-January in Mumbai. Here's a glimpse of the fun we had - lots of banter, serious talk, predictions and above all else the joy of meeting you all.

    We will have more meet-ups. We will scale-up & be in your city (or country!?) sooner than later, we hope.

    But for now, sit back & listen to one of our finest episodes yet. 

    Tune in!

    (Season 2023, Episode 03)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, Sundaram Ramaswami and Kunal Shah

    • 1 hr 22 min
    F1's prejudice against American drivers - with Bob Varsha (re-visited)

    F1's prejudice against American drivers - with Bob Varsha (re-visited)

    It's still the off-season and we're re-visiting some of our best episodes from the last couple of seasons. This episode is a mash-up of Bob Varsha's finest comments on the Inside Line F1 Podcast through 2022. Yes, we were honoured to have the American F1 broadcasting legend (the 'Voice of F1' in the USA) on our show multiple times.

    In this episode, Soumil Arora and Bob talk about American drivers in F1 or lack thereof, the biased Super Licence system and the continued snub for the Andretti Group over the last many months. Sit back & listen to some of the finest commentaries on the sport and business of Formula 1 on the Inside Line F1 Podcast.

    (Season 2023, Episode 02)


    Follow our host on Twitter: Soumil Arora

    Image courtesy: Mclaren

    • 26 min
    F1 Pitstop with the Inside Line Club

    F1 Pitstop with the Inside Line Club

    We're starting 2023 with a bang...and you are invited to join the fun.

    The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosting an F1 fan meet-up in Mumbai (India) and the event is open to all F1 fans!


    Where? Khar Social, Mumbai
    When? 15th January, 5pm onward
    What? Conversations, quizzes, banter & a live recording of an episode

    Special guest in virtual attendance: Jehan Daruvala (India's most-successful single-seater racer & Mahindra Racing's reserve driver)

    Get your F1 Pitstop access pass on Insider (full cover charge: INR 249 per person)

    See you there!

    • 1 min
    Revamp F1’s Driver Academies: Peter Windsor-Inside Line (re-visited)

    Revamp F1’s Driver Academies: Peter Windsor-Inside Line (re-visited)

    Happy New Year! But of course, we have to wait a few months before wishing each other a happy new season! 


    Announcement - we're planning our first offline meet-up in Mumbai on 15th January. (More details to follow on our socials)


    We start 2023 with one of our best episodes - yes, it's a re-visit from when the legendary broadcaster and award-winning journalist Peter Windsor was a guest on our show. 

    Tune in to hear Peter narrate stories about the still-born USF1 Team, F1 in America & driver shoot-outs. Are they really a good way to assess driver talent? And why the current driver academies are in a serious need of a revamp. 

    (Season 2023, Episode 01)


    Follow our host on Twitter: Soumil Arora

    Image courtesy: Google / Guardian

    • 35 min
    When Adrian Newey was of interest to Force India (re-visited)

    When Adrian Newey was of interest to Force India (re-visited)

    This is probably our final episode of 2022 - and it's a re-run of our most-popular episode from the Force India F1 Team stories. In this episode, Soumil Arora hosts former Force India F1 Team members, Ravikant Sabnavis and Kunal Shah (yes, he's also one of our co-hosts), to share interesting stories of their time with the team.

    In this episode, the duo share how the Force India F1 Team discussed interest in hiring the legendary Adrian Newey, how Vijay Mallya wasn't the first owner of choice & how another popular Indian Motorsport figure let the opportunity to own the Silverstone-based team go by. Tune in!

    (Season 2022, Episode 74)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Kunal Shah & Soumil Arora

    Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

    • 40 min
    BTS: Bernie Ecclestone & 'Lucky' with Manish Pandey

    BTS: Bernie Ecclestone & 'Lucky' with Manish Pandey

    'Lucky' is easily one of the most-awaited Motorsport series in Formula 1's ongoing winter break. Directed by award-winner Manish Pandey (of 'Senna' fame), Lucky is narrated by Formula 1's original Ringmaster & Wizard of Oz, Bernie Ecclestone.

    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Manish Pandey (who also wrote-produced 'Senna') shares behind-the-scenes moments from Lucky - how it was to work with Bernie Ecclestone, why the show is called 'Lucky', why Formula 1 fans (new and old!) should look forward to his upcoming production that will premiere on 27th December across various markets...and more.

    This episode left us with goosebumps & excitement as we countdown to the 27th...

    Tune in!

    (Season 2022, Episode 73)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora

    Image courtesy: Lucky TV Series

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Indian F1 Fan ,

Awesome for F1

Fantastic podcast. Very good content. Well researched. I’m loving the features. The guests are informative and stalwarts of the sport. Steve Slater, Bob Varsha & Atle were my favourites.

Good coverage of races and special features. Livestreams now? I’d love to watch races with the Inside Line hosts.

F1_CAS ,

Fun podcast that discusses serious F1 topics

Keep up the good work, Mithila and Kunal. Soumik is a good addition to the team. Get into television commentary soon. F1 needs such content. Helmets off!

nsbsssksmsns ,

Great work !

So delighted you mentioning my name “Shilp Patel” on your poadcast. Inside line F1 is my go to for best F1 content with out of line interesting views on various topics. Following since more than 2 years and I always wait for your episods to come. Thanks again and looking forward. All the best and cheers. Also hope to hear Mithila soon. 😊

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